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Different pressure for Thorn

This time last year Coventry City fans were preparing for a season of struggle in the Championship in the knowledge that manager Andy Thorn had lost a number of key players without replacements being signed.

The goodwill generated by Thorn's brief cameo as caretaker boss carried him through a campaign where the focus of attention was firmly fixed on the club's owners.

Sympathy for the manager came from him having his hands tied in the transfer market allied to the behaviour of the man who had appointed himself as sporting director deciding to take a seat alongside Thorn in the dugout.

'vindication'

When the Sky Blues began their climb up the table after Christmas it was seen as a vindication of Thorn's faith in his players together with the fact that he had been allowed to make some signings.

When relegation came it was accepted with a resigned air from most supporters but the manager's position was not the subject of any kind of speculation.

Expectations are now building however after a summer in which City, against the odds, have acted like a proper football club, strengthening the backroom team, signing players, moving quickly to replace those who have left and providing Thorn with a squad that should be more than capable of challenging at the right end of the table.

Promotion first time seems to be the aim in order to make a start on climbing the financial mountain that the club face and the vast majority of supporters will be hoping that Andy Thorn is the man to guide City back into the Championship.




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Date:Thursday August 2 2012

Time: 8:00PM

 

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